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Why does the coffee taste so much better in Vienna than almost anywhere else?
By Sanjay Dasgupta
the Secret Diary of etiquette tsarina
The ordeal of teaching etiquette to Indian business delegations and political groups is finally getting to me.
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
Movie Review
Action at its most grown-up, fantastic, surreal, weird, insane, primeval and visceral all at once.
10 Questions
The man who led education reforms in Ladakh talks about innovation and Indian education
The states of the nation: news, headlines, gossip, rumours, things we learnt
Bombay Restaurant
The atmosphere is a mix of nostalgia and trendiness, while the menu is an unusual celebration of reg­ional Indian dishes.
On Neel Mukherjee's award-winning second novel and another high profile resignation in the publishing world.
Outlook in retrospect.
Business in bitesizes
Cover Story
narendra modi
Has the PM become a man caught in his own hype, wooing the world but quite losing the plot at home?
graphic detail
View in a nutshell of the shape of the economy and polity at the end of a year of Modi
Chai pe Charcha
In May 2014, the Indian voter bought into the dream Modi had woven skillfully for them. A year on, Outlook goes back to them, in 11 cities, to gauge if they still feel the same.
Chai pe charcha on one year of the Narendra Modi government in India's wheat bowl.
Scholars and professionals discuss the 'Hindutva' PM in one of Hyderabad's hippiest joints.
Voices from Kashmir on how Modi's pre-election secular image has taken a hammering.
Journalists and activists, during an adda session over chai, an age-old Calcutta tradition, discuss how both Modi and didi governments have come to naught.
Voices from Kerala express fears over the growing use of hate speech and the threat to individual identity.
Mumbaikars discuss Modi's government of bans and the progressively going down happiness quotient.
Voices in Ahmedabad discuss how Modi, despite posturing himself as a democrat, is not fond of dissent.
Leading experts on foreign policy in Delhi think Modi has brought in pragmatism and energy but he should also engage with West Asia.
Chai pe charcha in Lucknow discusses Modi's foreign travels, his indifference to R&D and how he is letting RSS elements dominate.
Voices in rural Chhattisgarh feel that even though some of Modi's schemes are revolutionary, the poor are worse off after a year.
Voice in Bhopal feel that the Modi government, in the last one year, has not lived up to expectations.
EXCLUSIVE: cobrapost investigation upa highways sc
Discretionary bending of rules marked UPA bid to enhance GQ highway project
As farmers starve and die, an aloof government jumps to protect cows
The Delhi L-G is a suave man, pity the slick connections
madhya pradesh: vyapam scam
Prashant Pandey survived an attempt to bump him off. He’ll live to tell the tale.
madhya pradesh: vyapam scam
Tests Of Your Patience
Whistleblower Anand Rai outlines how the Vyapam scam has worked
assam: society
Directed by the gods, a lonely priest finds the soulmate he hankered for
20 OUTSPOKEN, outstanding, outlier
It is solid in its content, but not oriented to the youth in its design.
20 OUTSPOKEN, outstanding, outlier
Why I Love Outlook
Outlook’s consistent defence of secular, democratic principles represents a beacon in a disquieting social environment.
Manish Tewari
A random sample from the British periodicals
Arts & Entertainment
film: Nachom-ia kumpasar
Sixties Bombay, Jazz and un grand amour make a great film
Going strong at 81, art historian B.N. Goswamy draws attention to the painter families that kept alive a grand Indian tradition
For a fast, frothy record of events, Hiro’s book passes muster. Yet, premised on a ‘primeval’ Hindu-Muslim hatred, his is often an unresearched, prejudiced waffle.
Mani Shankar Aiyar on The Longest August: The Unflinching Rivalry Between India And Pakistan By Dilip Hiro
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